K12 Headlines

7/13/2012

7/13/2012

When Anne Arundel school officials this year were outlining redistricting plans for parents of students at Mayo, Central and Davidsonville elementary schools, they insisted that the quality of education for students would not change regardless of which school they attended.

7/13/2012

After a six-month battle to purge teachers and administrators at 24 low-performing schools, the Bloomberg administration retreated Wednesday and said the schools should plan for the return of the same employees in the fall.

7/13/2012

While coed classrooms are often seen as the norm in traditional American schools today, that may change in the not-too-distant future.

7/13/2012

Los Angeles school officials are fighting a court order, which took effect Wednesday, that would set aside more classroom seats for charter schools — even if that means traditional schools will lose space for parent centers, computer labs, academic intervention and other services.

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7/12/2012

Kajeet partners with industry leaders to provide safe, secure, and affordable Android tablets for use by both students and teachers in Fairfax County Public Schools as part of Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach Initiative.

7/12/2012

SchoolReach Instant Parent Contact is now embedded in Pearson's PowerSchool, the industry-leading student information system.

7/12/2012

Follett Software Company has announced a first round of partnerships with leading providers to sell reliable and relevant third-party digital content.

7/12/2012

The update embeds Common Core State Standards to promote personalization, interoperability and enhanced reporting.

7/12/2012

As the Journal reported, New York City teens are facing a tough job hunt this summer, competing with experienced, more educated adults for jobs as well as thousands of other teens for limited spots in public programs.

7/12/2012

As the Clark County School District prepares for a potential capital improvement overhaul, its School Board is looking more closely at the mounting cost of change orders to school construction and maintenance projects.

7/12/2012

The funding resulted from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signing Assembly bill A8114 and Senate Bill S5513 exempting the district from a reduction in state aid due to extraordinary and unique circumstances which caused the school district to be in session only one day less than the required 180 days during the 20102011 school year.

The MonroeWoodbury Central School District received $155,000 in restored state aid on June 28.

7/12/2012

For the fourth time in 16 years, Washington state is considering passing a law that would allow charter schools to serve students.

7/12/2012

South Carolina schools superintendent Mick Zais on Wednesday proposed creating a new statewide district for failing schools, saying current options under state law for helping such schools have proved unsuccessful or ineffective.

7/12/2012

Georgia won $400 million as part of the federal Race to the Top education grant. But in a recent letter to Governor Nathan Deal, the U.S. Education Department said the state is at “high risk” of losing $33 million of the grant.

7/12/2012

With summer vacation ending next month, the Fort Bend school district faces a leadership vacuum after the buyout of Superintendent Timothy Jenney's contract and the departure of several other top administrators.

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